why i do what I do.....

I am now Fashion Director at Glamour magazine but following on from the success of my weekly column in the Sunday Times Style magazine I thought I would bring this page to life every week and also give you the chance to comment. This page is not for me to dictate what you should be wearing but to offer ideas on how to put wearable outfits together. Its not what you wear it's how you wear it!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Pencil skirts.....

TIP...go quirky and clash your prints the classic and very flattering way of wearing the skirt is to tuck the top inside to accentuate your waist add a belt if the skirt doesn't do this on its own and a fab pair of stiletto boots finishes the look
skirt by anonymous by ross & bute http://www.anonymousclothing.com
shoes by guiseppe zanotti http://www.selfridges.com

TIP...for a casual approach to wearing a pencil skirt wear with a loose jumper and trainers the open knit of the jumper gives the look a more grungy feel
jumper by topshop unique http://www.topshop.com
skirt by topshop http://www.topshop.com
trainers by converse http://www.office.co.uk

TIP...why not try a longer length pencil skirt its more flattering than you think and great for an evening event tuck the top into waist for a great shape, metallic shoes lift the look
top by american retro http://www.asos.com
skirt by antipodium http://www.antipodium.com
shoes by kurt geiger http://www.kurtgeiger.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Shoe The Keyhole.....

I have let Javari shoes into my flat to film my ever growing shoe collection, (although am sure some of you have more than me!), where I talk about the stories behind certain pairs of shoes I have under my rail. Javari is an online shoe store and 'Shoe The Keyhole' is part of their new campaign.
To run alongside this they are doing their first ever exhibition of shoe collections from Daphne Guiness, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood.

It's a free day out!

4th-8th November The Loading Bay, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Column dresses.....

TIP...this style if dress can sometimes be very unflattering but a strong overall print is a great distraction wear with silver flats for a quirky day look
dress by johnathan saunders http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

TIP...I love this jumper dress and for added length and a more flattering idea I have layered a silk dress underneath this give a slight punk feel to the outfit too
dress by evil twin http://www.asos.com
silk dress by betty jackson http://bettyjackson.com
shoes by bally http://www.bally.com

TIP...go for a midi length but wear with heels for a flattering look go for a platform to give weight to the outfit and I have clashed the prints as long as the colour tones work together the overall look works too!
shirt by johnathan saunders http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shoes by l'autre chose http://www.my-wardrobe.com

photographs by my mum

Sunday, 16 October 2011


TIP...leggings are the easiet and most wearable way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe great with a simple loose jumper or t-shirt or glam it up with a hairy coat the brogues give the look a contrsating mod approach
jacket by topshop http://www.topshop.com
leggings by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk

TIP...play with print and sequin tartan is great as it gives a more punk feel to the outfit but by adding a t-shirt and sequin collar the look becomes more feminine wear with glitter heels (minus the stickers on the sole!) but the heavy style of the shoe makes the glitter seem less girly its a key shoe style for winter
t-shirt by zoe karssen http://www.zoekarssen.com
collar by miss selfridge http://www.missselfridge.com
trousers by ashish http://www.selfridges.com
shoes by topshop unique http://www.topshop.com
necklace with hanging skull by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com
necklace with diamond ball by jade jaggar http://www.matchesfashion.com

TIP...play down silver sequin shorts with knitwear both fabrics look great together play with print in the jumper or keep the knit plain but a metallic boot lifts the look and stops the outfit looking too casual
shorts by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
boots by topshop http://www.topshop.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Friday, 14 October 2011

Antipodium ss12.....

Next season look out for the new collection by Antipodium was refreshing cool and wearable with great little twists that can be combined with your exising wardrobe for a fun new look! Especially loved how they used models of all ages in the show!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Paris Fashion Week Day 5.....

TIP...today I have worn the most coveted jumper this season but if this is too expensive just add a great colourful knit to your leather pencil skirt and a fab pair of heels my boots light up green when they are charged such a great statement shoe perfect for any outfit (could be good for wearing when cycling in the dark!)
jumper and bag by jil sander http://www.net-a-porter.com
leather skirt by jigsaw http://www.jigsaw-online.com
boots by joanne stoker http://www.joannestoker.com

photographs taken in le marais by myself

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Paris Fashion Week Day 4.....

TIP...this is my favourite sack dress and instead of turning it into something glamourous I added my converse again in matching black and white and added snakeskin bag I love this satchel version!
trainers by converse http://www.office.co.uk
bag by joanna maxham http://www.joannamaxham.com
gold nail varnish by chanel http://www.chanel.com/en_GB

photographs by amanda bellan at the chanel show paris http://www.instyle.co.uk

Paris Fashion Week Day 3.....

TIP...the bomber jacket is everywhere at the moment especially for next season and have added a pair of denim shorts also the length for the following summer and my biker style wedges to give a more polished look but stick to a boot for the continued sporty feel
silk bomber by zara http://www.zara.com
jeans shorts by levis http://eu.levi.com
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

shot by jaye thompson at the louis vuitton leather goods party http://www.instyle.co.uk

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Paris Fashion Week Day 2.....

TIP...be ahead of the game for ss12 and be inspired by florals I love these and have worn with a simple tee and a silk blazer wear for a more sporty approach to the look and added a statement shoe
blazer by rutzou http://www.rutzou.com
t-shirt by current elliott http://www.currentelliott.com
trousers by river lsland http://www.riverisland.com
shoes by barbara bui http://www.barbarabui.fr
sunglasses by miu miu http://www.miumiu.com

photographs by jaye thompson in paris outside maison martin margiela show